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Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
Audi S8 (2014)
Top 81%279 points
Top 81%
Top 63%534 points
Top 63%
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Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015) vs Audi S8 (2014): 34 facts in comparison

1. Has a rear-view camera

A rear-view camera (also known as a back-up camera) provides a view of behind the vehicle, helping to prevent accidents. It is particularly useful in vehicles with large blind spots such as pickup trucks.
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
Audi S8 (2014)
62% have it

2. higher maximum torque

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.
271Nm
Tesla Roadster: 10000Nm
481Nm

3. Has four-wheel drive

Four-wheel drive is a system where torque is distributed to all four wheels of the vehicle. It is beneficial in some circumstances such as providing increased traction in tricky weather conditions, but is most suited to off-road driving.
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
Audi S8 (2014)
21% have it

4. better fuel economy (city)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
11.8l/100 km
Honda Clarity Electric (2017): 1.87l/100 km
16l/100 km

5. Has smart key as standard

A smart key is a wireless key that offers several benefits over a traditional key. For example when you approach the car the doors will automatically unlock, and you can turn the engine on with the press of a button.
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
Audi S8 (2014)
48% have it

6. better fuel economy (highway)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
7.8l/100 km
Honda Clarity Electric (2017): 2.28l/100 km
9l/100 km

7. more horsepower

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.
170hp
Hennessey Venom GT (2014): 1244hp
520hp

8. Has Stop-Start system

A Stop-Start system automatically turns off the engine when stopping in traffic or at a red light, and seamlessly starts it again when pressure is applied to the accelerator. This saves fuel and is more ecological.
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
Audi S8 (2014)
33% have it

9. greater cargo volume

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.
348l
Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet (2014): 3448l
374l

10. Has a turbocharged engine

A turbocharger compresses the air entering the cylinders, allowing more air (and therefore more fuel) to be added - resulting in a more powerful explosion. This leads to an increase in horsepower without increasing the size and weight of the engine.
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
Audi S8 (2014)
38% have it

11. Has in-car system

An in-car system (eg. Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) gives you extra functionality, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
Audi S8 (2014)
65% have it

12. height

46mm shorter.
1.42m
Volvo XC70 (2015): 917mm
1.46m

13. more headroom (front)

More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.
927mm
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ (2014): 1.09m
945mm

14. Has fully independent suspension

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
Audi S8 (2014)
80% have it

15. USB ports

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
0
Honda Clarity Fuel Cell (2017): 2
1

16. Has stolen vehicle tracking system

The vehicle has a tracking system that utilises GPS, allowing you to locate it in case it is stolen.
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
Audi S8 (2014)
24% have it

17. Has Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
Audi S8 (2014)
92% have it

18. longer basic warranty (km)

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.
80467km
Mitsubishi Lancer GT (2014): 96561km
80000km

19. Has dual-clutch transmission

A dual-clutch transmission (DCT) is an automated manual transmission that allows the driver to control gear-shifts themselves or to let the computer decide. Upshifts are extremely fast, resulting in smooth acceleration, and due to the uninterrupted power flow it also has the benefit of increasing fuel efficiency.
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
Audi S8 (2014)
7% have it

20. longer wheelbase

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).
2.64m
Toyota Tundra SR5 (2014): 3.7m
2.99m

21. shorter length

681mm shorter length.
4.46m
Renault Twizy EV 13kW (2014): 2.34m
5.14m

22. better fuel economy (combined)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
10.1l/100 km
Honda Clarity Electric (2017): 2.06l/100 km
12l/100 km

23. Has ISOFIX/LATCH

ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
Audi S8 (2014)
90% have it

24. lower coefficient of drag

The coefficient of drag is one measurement of how well air travels around a vehicle. A lower value means it is more aerodynamic and the engine doesn't have to work as hard. It can result in faster speeds and lower fuel economy.
0.3Cd
Tesla Model X 75D (2016): 0.24Cd
0.26Cd

25. Has a petrol (gasoline) engine

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
Audi S8 (2014)
83% have it

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